A Small Group Tackling Large Problems

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Sagnik Basuray

(Group Leader)

sagnik.basuray@njit.edu

PROFESSOR

Sagnik Basuray, Ph.D., completed his doctoral studies from the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering in 2011, where he won the best thesis award. Since 2012, he was working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, at the Center for Micro/Nano Systems and Nanotechnology, in the area of materials science, nanotechnology and optics. Prior to his stint at Missouri, he was working as a Research Scientist at 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, building the next generation semiconductor-based sequencing platform.

At Notre Dame, he worked extensively in nanofluidics, microfluidics with core competency in biomedical diagnostics to research interfacial electro-kinetic properties like dielectrophoresis. He designed robust, cost-effective Point-of-Care devices with electrochemical sensors as an alternative to real-time PCR and DNA sensing. The sensor work has been licensed and developed by F Cubed LLC. and is now in clinical trials. His research was highlighted during the 2010 Michigan-Notre Dame football game at halftime as an ad to showcase the research activities at the University of Notre Dame. During his postdoctoral stint, he has developed top-down fabrication protocols (soft lithography) to fabricate hierarchical nano-ordered plasmonic/photonic structures which show extra-ordinary electro-magnetic field enhancement. These were used to investigate single biological molecules like DNA, RNA, FRET pairs and to develop multi spatial/temporal techniques (Raman, Fluorescence) from a single platform. Sagnik has always worked closely with groups in biochemistry, biology, biological engineering across many collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.

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Charmi Chande

(Visiting Researcher)

charmi_chande@yahoo.com

Education:

  • Ph.D Microbiology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.

Publications & Patents:

  • Charmi Chande, Ravindra Phadke, A Bisphenol-A based low cost photolithography method for fabricating lab on chip (LOC) devices, International Journal of Nanotechnology and Applications, Volume 11, Number 2 (2017), pp. 143-154.
  • Charmi Chande, Ravindrra Phadke, Cationic Polymerization of DGEBA (Diglycidyl Ether Of Bisphenol-A) Containing Negative Tone Photo Resist: Chemistry And Application. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 9 No.10 Oct 2017, pp. 928-934.
  • Charmi Chande, Jialan Cao, Thomas Henkel, Mark Kielpinskie, J.Michael Kohler, G.Alexander Gross, Parallel bacterial esterase assay in trapped 35 nl-droplets using emulsion transport, Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences(μTAS 2019), 27 - 31 October 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Charmi Chande, Dr. Ravindra Phadke, A pico-liter semi-automated screening method for morphological identification of microorganisms from environmental samples, 8th Workshop of Chemical and Biological Micro Laboratory Technology, February 23 - 25, 2016 in Ilmenau, Elgersburg (Thuringia, Germany).
  • Charmi Chande, Dr. Ravindra Phadke, Detection of soil microbiota by a label free semi-automated lab-on-chip device, Third International Conference on Nanotechnology for Biological and Biomedical Applications (Nano-Bio-Med 2015), At IIT Bombay, Mumbai, December 2015.
  • Charmi Chande, Dr. Ravindra Phadke, A pico-liter semi-automated screening method for morphological identification of microorganisms from environmental samples, Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip India, At Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre Mumbai, January 2015.
  • Charmi Chande, Ravindra Phadke, Anushree Lokur, Epoxy Resin Coating Composition for use in microfluidics, Indian Patent Application No 3016/MUM/2014, Filed on September 20, 2014 and issued on March 29, 2019.

Awards & Scholarship:

  • NSF I-Corps Site program 2019: A Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Detection of Perfluorinated Pollutants.
  • NSF I-Corps National Program 2020: Detection of PFAS from water samples.
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Yu-Hsuan Cheng

(PhD Candidate)

yc576@njit.edu

Education

  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2018.
  • Ph.D. candidate. Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 01/2019-present.

Publications:

  • Yu-Hsuan Cheng and Jia Ming Chern (2013, November). Benzoic Acid Wastewater Treatment by Ozone based Advanced Oxidation Process. 2013 Joint of Japan Taiwan Korea Chemical Engineering Conference OB 5, Kumamoto.
  • Cheng, Y. H. (2019). Essence: A Shear-Enhanced, Flow-through, Nanoporous and Capacitive Electrode Technology with Non-Planar Interdigitated Micro-Electrodes. 236th ECS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Zhenglong Li, Mahima Hariharan, Pedro Moura and Sagnik Basuray (2019). Highly sens detection of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) using the “ESSENCE” biosensor electrochemical platform. 45th Annual NEBEC, New Jersey, USA.
  • Yu-Hsuan Cheng (2019). Innovation Method to Test Bacteria Disinfection Property of III-V Semiconductor. (Unpublished master’s thesis). New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.
  • Chatterjee, S., Fujimoto, M. S., Cheng, Y. H., Kargupta, R., Soltis, J. A., Motkuri, R. K., & Basuray, S. (2019). Improving the sensitivity of electrochemical sensors through a complementary luminescent mode: A new spectroelectrochemical approach. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 284, 663–674. doi:10.1016/j.snb.2018.10.093.
  • Cheng, Y., Moura, P. A., Zhenglong, L., Feng, L., Arokiam, S., Yang, J., . . . Basuray, S. (2019). Effect of electrode configuration on the sensitivity of nucleic acid detection in a non-planar, flow-through, porous interdigitated electrode. Biomicrofluidics, 13(6), 064118. doi:10.1063/1.5126452.
  • Cheng, Y. H., Barpaga, D., Soltis, J. A., Shutthanandan, V., Kargupta, R., Han, K. S., . . . Chatterjee, S. (2020). Metal–Organic Framework-Based Microfluidic Impedance Sensor Platform for Ultrasensitive Detection of Perfluorooctanesulfonate. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(9), 10503-10514. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b22445.
  • Li, Z., Cheng, Y.H., Feng, L., Felix, D., D., Neil1, J., Moura P., Rahman M., Yang, J., Azizighannad, A,. Mitra, S., & Basuray, S. (2019). Electrochemical Impedance Signature of a Non-planar, Interdigitated, Flow-through, Porous, Carbon-based Microelectrode.
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Li Zhenglong

(PhD Candidate)

zl479@njit.edu

Education:

  • M.S. Electronic Science and Technology, Nankai University, China, 2018.
  • PhD. candidate. Chemical and Materials Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 08/2018-present.

Honors and Awards:

  • Excellent Graduate Scholarship, 2017

Publications and patents:

  • Li, Zhenglong, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Lixin Feng, Jacob Neil, Reis Moura Pedro Antonio, Maryom Rahman, Juliana Yang, Samar Azizighannad, Somenath Mitra, and Sagnik Basuray. “Communication—Electrochemical Impedance Signature of a Non-Planar, Interdigitated, Flow-Through, Porous, Carbon-Based Microelectrode.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 166, no. 16 (2019): B1669.
  • Cheng, Yu-Hsuan, Pedro Antonio Reis Moura, Li Zhenglong, Lixin Feng, Siril Arokiam, Juliana Yang, Mahima Hariharan, and Sagnik Basuray. “Effect of electrode configuration on the sensitivity of nucleic acid detection in a non-planar, flow-through, porous interdigitated electrode.” Biomicrofluidics 13, no. 6 (2019): 064118.
  • Li, Zhenglong, and Sagnik Basuray et al. “Electrochemical Characterization of Novel Non-planar Interdigitated Microelectrode Detection System” (In preparation)
  • Li, Zhenglong, and Sagnik Basuray et al. “Structural Optimization of Novel Non-planar Interdigitated Microelectrode Transducer for Highly Sensitive Detection via COMSOL Simulation” (In preparation)

Conference:

  • Cheng, Yu Hsuan, Zhenglong Li, Juliana Yang, Pedro Moura, Hansin Kim, and Sagnik Basuray. “Essence: A Shear-Enhanced, Flow-through, Nanoporous and Capacitive Electrode Technology with Non-Planar Interdigitated Micro-Electrodes.” In 236th ECS Meeting (October 13-17, 2019). ECS, 2019.
  • Li, Zhenglong, Yu Hsuan Cheng, Hansin Kim, Pedro Moura, Juliana Yang, and Sagnik Basuray. “A Novel Non-Planar, Interdigitated Microelectrode Array with a Porous, Flow-through Working Electrode for Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Various Chem/Bio-Molecules.” In 236th ECS Meeting (October 13-17, 2019). ECS, 2019.
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Lixin Feng

(PhD Student)

lf72@njit.edu

Education:

  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2018.
  • Ph.D. candidate. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 01/2020-present.

Publications:

  • Zhenglong Li, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Lixin Feng, and Sagnik Basuray et al. “Electrochemical Impedance Signature of a Non-planar, Interdigitated, Flow-through, Porous, Carbon-based Microelectrode”. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 166 (2019): B1669-B1672.
  • Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Reis Moura Pedro Antonio, Li Zhenglong, Lixin Feng and Sagnik Basuray et al.“Effect of electrode configuration on the sensitivity of nucleic acid detection in a non-planar, flow-through, porous interdigitated electrode”. Biomicrofluidics 13, no. 6 (2019): 064118.

Awards:

  • Fall 2019 NSF I-Corps Site: A Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Detection of Perfluorinated Pollutants

 

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SAUD ALSSAIDY

(Masters Student)

Sa2354@njit.edu

Education:

• B.Sc. Chemical and Materials Engineering, King Abdul-Aziz University (KAU), 2015.

• M.S Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering (NJIT) present.

Experiences: 4 years’ experience as a chemical and materials engineer at King Abdul-Aziz University.

Honors and Awards:

  • MOEHE graduate scholarship.2019-now
  • King Abdul-Aziz Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity
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Yang, Juliana

(Undergraduate Student)

jy376@njit.edu

Education:

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2021

Honors and Awards:

  • 2019-2020 Governor’s STEM Scholar
  • 2019 Provost Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award
  • Fall 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award
  • NJIT Honors Scholarship
  • NJIT Faculty Scholarship
  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence
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Shweta Burgula
(Visiting Student)
Education:
B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 2022
Honors and Awards:
  • EEC Grantees Conference Nominee
  • Rensselaer Leadership Scholarship